Carl Watson is a poet, fiction writer, playwright and critic. He grew up in Northwest Indiana and has since lived in Portland Oregon, New Orleans, Chicago, New York and Paris. He has traveled extensively in India and other parts east of the Atlantic. He currently splits his time between NYC and an old barn in the Catskill Mountains. Watson has written cultural criticism and reviews for various journals including The Village Voice, NY Press, Downtown, Tribes, and The Williamsburg Observer. He is the author of several books of fiction, including Bricolage ex Machina (Lost Modern Press), Beneath the Empire of the Birds (Apathy Press), The Hotel of Irrevocable Acts (Autonomedia), and Backwards the Drowned Go Dreaming, a novel published by Sensitive Skin Books. He has also published several collections of poetry, including Anarcadium Pan (Erie Street Press), Living for the Ecstasy Sect, Confessions of an Aspirin Eater, The Green Man (Apathy), Astral Botanica, is published by Fly by Night Press, the imprint of A Gathering of the Tribes. His latest collection Pareidolia (Autonomdeia).. He has been published in various journals including Sensitive Skin, The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Degraphe, La Liberation and others. The novel Hotel des acts irrevocables (Gallimard) and the short story collections Sous l’empire des oiseaux, la vie psychosomatique, and Hank Stone et le coeur de craie (vagabonde)have been published in France. Vagabonde press will publish the novel Backwards the Drowned Go Dreaming in 2016.